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Katy Perry's Halftime Show Was All Pop Culture References

The pop star’s performance was ripe for references. Here are the ones Twitter couldn't stop obsessing over.

By Lauren Zima | February 2, 2015

Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show kept trending on Twitter long after the game was over.

And a big part of the Tweets? Pop culture comparisons. Perhaps like no other halftime show before, KP’s drew side-by-sides. She started the show in a dress made of flames...

Which had KERO asking, who wore it better — Katy, or … Will Ferrell?

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Yeah. “Blades of Glory” Will Ferrell.

The outfit was also compared to one of Katy’s favorite things: Cheetos.

"Do you ever feel like a plastic bag"?

Then there were her dancing sharks. Perry’s jazzy jaws called up memories of “Street Sharks."

And a shark and fiery Katy together? Sharkboy and Lavagirl.  Well, those two were super heroes. She was at the ... Super Bowl.

And — Katy’s outfit that was all beach ball bliss in primary colors? Many said: reminiscent of Hot Dog On A Stick employees.

Plus, was the tiger she rode in on possibly borrowed from the “Power Rangers”?

But perhaps the most popular Perry comparison: our star ended things on a star. Literally. And many pointed out that Katy Perry looked a lot like a human ‘the more you know’ ad.

Oh, Katy. You’re a firework. Comparatively. 

This video contains images from Getty Images and Paramount Pictures. 

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